Obese Boy Scouts Booted from Jamboree

Had to take fitness test


The Boy Scouts of America's annual Jamboree gives young scouts the chance to connect with other troops under the same set of values established by the organization in 1910.

But this year, the Boy Scouts introduced new standards that ban some scouts from participating in the Jamboree: Their weight.

According to USA Today, tens of thousands of scouts and troop leaders had to undergo a fitness test due to the Jamboree's physically demanding schedule. Those with a Body Mass Index over 40 were not permitted to attend the summit, which began Monday in the West Virginia mountains.